Insulation specialist Actis has strengthened its specification and sales capacity with the appointments of Connor Monk, as Specification Manager, and Joe Glaze, as Area Sales Manager.

Monk, who has worked in the insulation sector for the past three years, will be covering the South West, South Wales and West Midlands areas; offering technical expertise alongside his counterparts Amaret Chahal in the East Midlands, North Wales, the North and Scotland, and Jason Docherty in the South East.

"I will be raising awareness of how reflective multifoil insulation can help to address the performance gap we are still seeing when it comes to construction. I will work alongside architects, building control officers, energy assessors and house builders to offer U-value calculations, condensation risk analyses and specification support for their projects," he said.

"I'm looking forward to developing new relationships and to making a positive contribution to the construction industry."

Monk adds that he specifically wanted to work for Actis as many of the people he met in the course of his previous roles praised their products and the company as an employer.

"When an employer has a positive reputation and the same message is communicated by a variety of different people, this gave me the confidence that both the role and the company were an ideal fit. I walked into the perfect storm at the right time, looking at the right role in the right industry for the right company."

Actis' second new recruit, Joe Glaze, has taken on the role of Sales Manager for South Central, and will be working alongside Jason Docherty.

Glaze, whose degree is in business and financial management, has a strong background in sales, but this is his first foray into the construction industry. Customer relationships are at the core of his approach, and he is enjoying getting his teeth into providing support and training for merchant sales teams, and helping them identify opportunities for Actis products,

"My goal is for Actis Hybris to replace PIR as the go-to insulation in the UK," he said.

He is also impressed by the team spirit and close-knit family feel Actis exudes.